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Sep152016

Justin Timberlake on His Slow Album Progress: "I'm a Tortoise" 

Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagicWhen it comes to making new music, Justin Timberlake thinks that slow and steady wins the race.  Everyone keeps asking him when his next album is coming out, but he doesn't have an answer, admitting, "I'm a tortoise when it comes to this process."

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, JT says that he's really excited about the soundtrack of the animated movie Trolls, which he executive produced and wrote four original songs for.  But when it comes to the big question of when we can expect the follow-up to The 20/20 Experience, he tells EW, "I’m not sure. I’ve been in and out of the studio, obviously, with some of my more frequent -- and less frequent -- collaborators."

"I guess I’m resigned to the fact that I’m a tortoise when it comes to this process. I can’t imagine doing it any other way," he adds. "I just feel like it’s so important to never have the cart before the horse when it comes to making a record.”

Justin also is taking his eye off the ball because he's got a new distraction: his one-year-old son, Silas. "I’m working on it here and there, but I’m also enjoying being a dad,” he tells EW. "The answer to your question is, ‘I don’t know.’”

It isn't as though this is a new thing for Justin, though.  His debut solo album came out in 2006, and the follow-up didn't come out until 2013.

While we're waiting -- and waiting -- for a new album, we can enjoy JT's concert film Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this week and will arrive on Netflix next month.

 







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